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Colorado Springs Health Foundation approves $3.4 MM in grants to improve health in El Paso and Teller Counties

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — The Colorado Springs Health Foundation Board of Trustees recently approved $3.4 million in grants to 33 organizations serving El Paso and/or Teller Counties. Several of these grants are multiyear in nature. These grants address one or more of the Foundation’s funding focus areas:

Access to care for those in greatest need

Healthcare workforce shortage

Suicide prevention

Healthy environments

These funding focus areas were developed and refined based on the Foundation’s mission, local needs, stakeholder input and insights, and the evidence behind what influences community health.

“As we enter our fourth year of grantmaking, we continue to assess the Pikes Peak region’s health needs and align our investments accordingly in order to have the greatest impact on community health. We value the work of the many organizations and individuals that work tirelessly to ensure that all El Paso and Teller County residents achieve their full health potential,” said Debbie Chandler, board chair.

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About Colorado Springs Health Foundation

The Colorado Springs Health Foundation was established in 2012 through the City of Colorado Springs’s lease of Memorial Health System to UCHealth. The Foundation’s mission is to provide grants that target immediate healthcare needs and encourage healthy living. More than $16 million in grants have been awarded since inception, and grantmaking started in 2016.

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